Crave SL 29
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Crave SL 29

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Crave SL 29
Overview
Technical Specifications
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From the ultra-minimalist to the beginning racer, the single speed, fully rigid Crave SL 29 will deliver all of the performance you need for either a ride with your buddies or a race on the weekend. It features a M4 aluminum construction that's light and stiff, plus a carbon fiber fork that maintains efficiency while soaking up minor bumps and vibrations. For the build, we took a minimal approach, spec'ing it with durable components that can take a beating and hand one right back out—perfect for the simplified rigors of single speed mountain biking.
  • Our Chisel carbon fork features a monocoque design to ensure a low overall weight and plenty of stiffness. This results in a fork that delivers plenty of speed and response, making it perfect for the minimalist racer.
  • Our Stout XC Pro 29" rims have been laced to hubs of the same name, and when combined, you get a light wheelset with plenty of stiffness and control for mixed terrain.
  • M4 Premium Aluminum proved to be the right material for the job, allowing a lightweight, durable frame with our XC 29 Geometry for an efficient power transfer and handling at speed.
  • Shimano Deore M506 brakes handle stopping duties, providing the perfect blend of reliability, strength, and power.
  • 29x2.1" Ground Control (front) and 29x2.0" Fast Trak (rear) tires provide plenty of traction over a multitude of terrain types, while still remaining one of the fastest tires for XC racing in our fleet.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X8, 8-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP, 73mm
CRANKSET Custom SRAM S-1255, singlespeed specific, GXP, 32T, 104mm BCD spider
CASSETTE Singlespeed conversion kit, 20t Cr-Mo 3/32"" cog, alloy spacers, lock ring
SUSPENSION
FORK Specialized Chisel, carbon, monocoque, tapered carbon steerer, alloy dropouts, disc mount, OS28 hub compatible
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Specialized Stout XC Pro, Hi Lo disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, QR, 24h
REAR HUB Specialized Stout XC Pro, Hi Lo disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, QR, 28h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES Stainless, butted, 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, black
RIMS Specialized Stout XC Pro 29, disc, alloy, double-wall, sleeve joint, 26mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h
FRONT TIRE Specialized Ground Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.1""
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm, anti-corrosion hardware
STEM Specialized Stout XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware
HANDLEBARS Specialized Stout XC, flat bar, double-butted 6061 alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, dual piston, resin pads
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano BL-M506, hydraulic, reach adjust
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, dual piston, resin pads
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Alloy, 1 pc. body, 9/16"", w/ reflectors
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8"" upper, 1-1/2"" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.8mm
FRAME Specialized M4 Premium Aluminum, XC 29 Geometry, fully-butted w/ smooth welds, tapered head tube, tapered seat tube, forged post-mount 160mm disc dropouts, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger

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